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4.7
383 Reviews (383)
5 Stars
277
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
96.9%
Recommend this course
363 out of 383 reviews
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4.8
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.6%
Recommend this course
80 out of 82 reviews
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4.8
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.4%
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3351 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tim Cate (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2020 #13) (2016 #1) (2015 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2016 #14)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2016 #6)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2016 #14)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2016 #11)

Reviews

4.7
383 Reviews (383)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 26
Forced Carries 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Locals 19
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
Convenient to the City 6
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Course and Staff were fantastic

Loved the course. I played off the wrong tees. Great information on the back of the scorecard that would have helped. The only negative to my round was the wait at the turn. I had to wait 20 minutes before I was allowed to start my back 9. Not ideal as going out early in order to complete 18 in as little time as possible.Ranger was very helpful and understanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Thistle Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything good. Greens were slow, but had good grass as did fairways. A couple of tee boxes on Macay nine iffy, but if that’s my only complaint it’s hardly worth mentioning. Nice guys at check in.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/20/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Thistle Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Highly recommend

Beautiful golf course!! Quiet and perfect for any local or tourist .not far from Little River and much nicer better deals than Little River .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Great layout very crowded and still flowed well greens roll well

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/15/2021

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Thistle Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/15/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/12/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Thistle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cameron-Stewart

Thought greens were bumpy and group in front was very slow which was made worse due to lack of a Ranger. Great course I would definitely recommend

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hi, thank you for leaving us a review. We apologize for the experience you had with us and we would appreciate it if you would reach out to Brian from the course at (910) 444-2500 to review your experience and let us know when you played. Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but challenging

Gorgeous course and layout. A must play for the passionate golfer. Greens had multiple levels that can be challenging but the pin placements were fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value

For the time of year the course and greens are in great shape. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Totally recommend this golf course. Will return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Thank you for your kind words and for your 5 star rating! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Thistle Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Thistle Golf Club! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

My first time using golfnow since April 2020 due to pandemic. Course was in perfect condition. Played with two others also using golfnow. Very enjoyable round. Would go back again. Beautiful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

We played this twice and were able to play all three 9’s. It was early spring in MB (March) so the fairways were over seeded as were the greens. Rough had not greened up yet and greens were still coming in. The most interesting 9 is Stewart and MacKay probably had the best conditions, but Cameron is also very nice. Greens all rolled true but Stewart was still coming in. Bunkers were fair with good sand and kept up nicely. I was in a few too many of them.

The overall course is fantastic. Stewart has a really fun par 5, played the blues and drove over the water on the 4th hole a par 5. Really fun hole that is fun risk reward if you drive the 230yd carry over water. The par 3s from the blues were all 170 and we had a fair amount of wind against us on each par 3 it seemed. Lots of water but not too many forced carries. Really great layout and each 9 is unique. The clubhouse is fantastic and the carts have the most plush seats I have ever sat in. Practice area is good with the exception of the chipping green which is tiny but serviceable. Staff are super helpful and an asset to the facility. We did not go into the pub, but the clubhouse is spectacular and would be fun to grab a drink in with buddies after the round. Absolutely play this course when in MB.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome experience!

We had a blast playing all 3 courses! 27 of the most enjoyable holes of golf I have played.
The staff was great and very friendly! We had lunch at the clubhouse after 18 holes and our food/beer hit the spot!
The course was very well maintained, the carts were very nice, and the experience was overall amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

helluva time

Cannot say enough about my time spent @ Thistle! Played all 27 holes and had an absolute ball. Yeah, Mackay kicked my butt but I enjoyed it even still thanks to the gorgeous grounds and just incredible views!

Every interaction I had with workers was warm and sincere which is such a relief given the times. Gotta shout out the guy at cart return for chatting us up about baseball and Chicago, two of my favorite things! Also made multiple trips to the clubhouse for food and was not disappointed, grill was fantastic!

Overall this was easily the best golf experience I've had when visiting Myrtle and I cannot recommend Thistle enough!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/01/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Thistle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow, what an experience!

Had an amazing time playing all 27 holes. Everyone involved made sure we had an amazing experience from the clubhouse staff, restaurant staff, starter, on course vendor, to the guy cleaning your clubs at the cart return. Really friendly atmosphere.

The course was in great shape. The fairways were green and the greens were soft and fast. All 27 holes provided their own unique challenge, but the wasn’t a single hole on the course that didn’t have a great view.

Great course located near the North and South Carolina’s boarder on the coast. I would absolutely recommend this course, whether you’re playing 9, 18, or all 27 you are in for a treat!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/31/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top Choice Near Myrtle Beach

While staying in North Myrtle for the weekend we made the short trip to Thistle Golf Club. We played all 3 9's and each were in great shape.

The staff was very accommodating, and made our time there stress free. After 18 we stopped in for lunch and the food was great too. I'll definitely be back.

I highly recommend this be your go-to course if you're staying around Myrtle Beach.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

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